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Apr 19, 2011 02:17 PM

Butter Burger @ Maverick - has anyone tried? [San Francisco]

My coworkers and I just gathered around and watched the following video 5 times in a row, which shows how Maverick's chef Matt Brimer prepares his appropriately named "butter burgers":

It's mesmerizing to watch the butter get ground up together with the beef. I would love to try one.

Has anyone had the pleasure of eating one of these beauties yet?

Maverick Restaurant
3316 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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  1. oh my god, no! but i did just read a Cooks Illustrated article in which they cut in butter with the ground beef. Sounds/looks amazing...

    1. Watching that video, all I could think of was a TV commercial on an old Simpsons episode that set Homer a-drooling: “We take eighteen ounces of sizzling ground beef, and soak it in rich, creamery butter, then we top it off with bacon, ham, and a fried egg. We call it the Good Morning Burger.”

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      1. re: Spatlese

        Call it a heart attack on a plate. Ordinarily e coli would be your main concern with ground beef, but not here.

        1. re: Spatlese

          Hmmm ... I just took my meat grinder out for a spin this weekend. Perhaps I should just leave it out.

        2. Dear god, that is absolutely *disgusting*.

          I want one so badly.


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          1. re: DuchessNukem

            Umm.... "$17.00 (for a HAMBURGER ??????) starting on March 16th".

            I sure hope the price includes a couple of bottles of wine that he mentioned in the video!!!


          2. If Maverick were any larger, it would be a good venue for a cardiologist convention. When I see the meat being ground up with the butter in the video, I can't help but think of Marlon Brando's famous line in that movie.

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              1. re: Tripeler


              2. Remember they make a limited number (only 17 wine-paired burgers available, first come, first served on Tuesdays.)

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                1. re: wolfe

                  Sounds like a made-for-chowdown event....